First National Conference For Men & Boys

The Men’s Network is to host the UK’s first National Conference For Men & Boys in Brighton & Hove this November in the run up to International Men’s Day 2011.

The day long event, to be held  on Tuesday 1st November,  aims to create the most remarkable gathering of people committed to improving the world for men and boys the country has ever seen and will focus on the areas of health, education, fatherhood and safety.

The conference will build on the work undertaken in Brighton & Hove to create the world’s first citywide strategy for men and boys around the four key themes listed below.

  • Improving men and boys health
  • Giving boys the best possible start in life
  • Supporting fathers at every stage of fatherhood
  • Making our communities safer by keeping men and boys safe
The overarching theme of the day will be to ask Do We Need A National Strategy For Men and Boys and will include:
  • A panel debate, why do we need a national strategy for men and boys
  • A showcase of projects from around the UK highlighting great examples of work with men and boys from around the UK
  • Visioning session looking at how life could be different for men and boys in the UK and what shared objectives could we all work together to achieve
  • A barrier busting session exploring what stops us improving life for men and boys and how do we tackle those barriers?
  • A collective brainstorming session to identify the key actions delegates want to see taken for men and boys across the country

Further details of the conference and the key speakers will be announced shortly. In the meantime if you are interested in:

  • Speaking at this conference
  • Showcasing a project
  • Or attending the conference as a delegate
Then you can register your interest today by contacting Glen Poole on 07981 334222 or emailing


Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

Posted in NEWS, News From The Men's Network
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